As states commit to greater awareness creation among citizens and researches improving globally, a complete eradication of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria could be feasible by the year 2020, Kwara State Commissioner for Health, Kayode Issa, has said.
Issa said at the commissioning of two HIV counseling and testing mobile tents on Monday in Ilorin that the state government, with its robust health system, has remained proactive against the deadly virus.
The kits were provided by the non-governmental Kids and Teens Resource Center,which now counsels and tests volunteers for the virus. According to Issa, "in Kwara State, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has health sector as one of his cardinal policies"
Speaking at the event, the Executive Director of Kids and Teens Resource Center, Falana Martin-Mary, described HIV/AIDS as a major developmental challenge that has dealt a dirty blow to the world, with gross negative impact on the people.